The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, early morning of 15 April 1912, after it collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. More than 1500 died among the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, some of whom were known to be the wealthiest people in the world and hundreds of passengers who wanted to build a new life in the United States.
The ship contained high-class facilities such as the onboard gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. But despite these luxuries and how it was romanticized in the movie we are all aware of, the century-old tragedy still haunts us up to this day.
Photos of the ship were documented starting from before it’s departure. Check out the pictures below.
1. Before sailing
2. Setting sail
3. The colossal iceberg in which the ship collided to
4. Last photo taken
5. Refreshments for the first-class passengers
7. Survivors aboard the Titanic rescue ship, Carpathia.
8. Survivors were set adrift in the ocean after the ship sank.
9. Carpathia rescuing Titanic survivors
10. Captain Smith
11. Family and members waiting for the survivors
TRIVIA: Was there another ship during that fateful night?
There was a mystery associated to the Titanic’s tragedy. According to reports, ship crew members said that there was a light at some distance and claimed that it was another ship from a few miles away. On the contrary, survivors claimed that there was none.
The mystery ship was named Samson. Theories said that the crew of Samson was near the sinking ship but after receiving distress signals from the Titanic, it turned away for the fear of being caught illegally hunting seals that lived on icebergs. Even the captain of the Californian, Stanley Lord, claimed that there was indeed another ship during that night.
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